Your slow cooker is a life-saver, especially when fall hits, creating make-ahead dishes that you can set, forget and enjoy when you get home. Ideal for busy weeknights and weekends, these healthy homemade meals are low-input, high-output feasts you can feel good about. These wholesome, family-friendly recipes are easy to warm up to, so get looking and start cooking!
Slow Cooker Chicken Sliders
Replace pork with chicken for a slider that will please the entire family. This recipe uses Indian flavours such as turmeric, coconut milk and ginger, for a lighter take on butter chicken. For a gluten-free variation, serve the spiced chicken on top of brown or basmati rice.
Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry
A simple comforting, curry comes together beautifully in a slow cooker. Made without butter or milk, this recipe works well for dairy-conscious diners.
Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili
There’s not a tomato in sight in Ree Drummond’s chicken chili recipe, which uses whole chicken breasts, cooked and then shredded to give heft to the finished dish. Whole milk and masa add creaminess, but if you’re looking for more richness, garnish with additional sour cream.